Martin slams MP for anti-American talk

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    http://www.canada.com/national/story.html?id=402ca7ef-434f-40c7-bcd0-42725b8aa10b


    OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Paul Martin is condemning anti-U.S. comments by outspoken Liberal MP Carolyn Parrish.

    Parrish told The Canadian Press on Wednesday that U.S. President George W. Bush is "war-like," and his re-election shows Americans are "out of step" with the rest of the world.

    On Thursday, Martin dismissed her comments as "clearly unacceptable."

    "She speaks neither for the government, nor does she speak for the caucus," he said after a cabinet meeting.

    Foreign Minister Pierre Pettigrew also brushed off Parrish's remarks, saying he prefers to focus on the good relations Canada has with the U.S.

    Michael Kergin, Canada's ambassador to Washington, briefed cabinet on Canada-U.S. relations Thursday.

    Kergin said he expects the process to settle trade irritants will begin anew now that the election is out of the way. But he gave no indication that he expects any quick action on such files as mad cow and softwood lumber.

    Parrish's comments Wednesday came just hours after Martin warned his MPs in a private caucus meeting not to make incendiary comments in the wake of the U.S. election.

    Parrish wasn't at the meeting and apparently didn't get the message.

    Earlier this fall, Parrish publicly expressed her disdain for what she called the "coalition of the idiots" who back the U.S. missile defence plan.

    Last year, she referred to the Bush administration as American "bastards."
     
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    I think we need to come up with a fancy name for Anti-americanism...How about Anti-Alus.....aluan standing for American Lovers United and Strong... I don't know just throwing it out there figure we're like Isreal now and they got Anti-Semitism...so only fair we get some name to. :happy2:
     

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